EnVyUs beat OpTic to book Major qualifier spot
EnVyUs have booked their spot at the Main Qualifier for ELEAGUE Major Boston after defeating OpTic Gaming 2-0 in the consolidation final.
After buying up, OpTic immediately strung five rounds together, putting Envy in danger of getting blown out. What followed was a hectic period of play as the teams kept cancelling each other out, with OpTic getting punished time and time again for their overaggression. The half ended in a close 8-7 scoreline in Envy' favour following a B execution in the final round.
The second half began with a 1v3 clutch from Emil "Magisk" Reif to tie up the score at 8-8. However, OpTic could not follow it up as the Frenchmen hit back immediately, armed with nothing but CZs. That round allowed Envy to gain a crushing control of the economy; any round that went OpTic's way was quickly countered by the CTs, preventing the 'Green Wall' from having a foothold in the game, with Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's men locking down the map at 16-10.
Map two, Train, started at a frantic pace. Envy took the pistol round with a B retake, only to lose the following round as Aleksi "allu" Jalli picked up a triple kill with an AK in a force-buy. However, momentum would swing back and forth for a while as neither team managed to string more than a couple of rounds together.
Up 6-4, OpTic seemed ready to run away with the lead, but Happy rescued his side with a 1v2 clutch with a CZ. allu came up huge in the following round with another triple kill, restoring a two-round lead and resetting the Frenchmen. Thanks to a triple kill from Cédric "RpK" Guipouy, Envy quickly got back into the game, with the half ending in a close 8-7 scoreline in OpTic's favour following an ace from allu in the final round.
Now playing on the Terrorist side, Envy restored parity at 8-8 with a fast B execution in the pistol round. After losing both eco rounds, OpTic picked up the first gun round with a triple kill from Magisk on the inner site, but the Frenchmen rallied back immediately, resetting the CTs.
Envy continued racking up rounds, with the scoreline blooming to a 14-9 advantage. OpTic then found a way back into the game following a massive blunder from ScreaM, who tagged down his entire team with a grenade thrown in the T spawn. That round sparked a massive run from OpTic, who tied up the score at 14-14, but a stunning triple kill from RpK in an A execution put Envy on match point - an opportunity the Frenchmen did not waste.
|OpTic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||41 - 37||+4||73.4||1.04|
|Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell||42 - 36||+6||71.1||1.02|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||29 - 40||-11||68.2||0.90|
|Kevin 'HS' TarnHS||30 - 43||-13||68.4||0.88|
|Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg||24 - 40||-16||53.9||0.71|
|Envy||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK||47 - 38||+9||93.3||1.29|
|Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM||40 - 31||+9||82.3||1.20|
|Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy||39 - 33||+6||78.7||1.19|
|Christophe 'SIXER' XiaSIXER||37 - 29||+8||63.5||1.03|
|Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms||33 - 35||-2||55.6||0.90|
With Envy' victory, the team list for the ELEAGUE Major Boston Main Qualifier, which will run from January 12-15, now looks as follows:
|AVANGAR||Quantum Bellator Fire|
|Envy||Americas Minor #2|